Board Meeting Minutes Coffee Party USA

INCITE CIVILITY AND REASON

Month: June, 2017

Coffee Party Board Minutes June 13, 2017

by cvcoyle

Minutes for Coffee Party USA Board of Directors meeting June 13, 2017

The video conference meeting was called to order at 8:17 pm Eastern Time.

Present: Debilyn Molineaux, Jeanene Louden, Heather Prabish, Kevin Watford, Vince Lamb, Egberto Willies, and Bobby Rodrigo

Absent: Charlotte Coyle, Tim Danahey

The Directors checked in.

May minutes have been approved and posted.

Financial Report

Treasurer Kevin Watford led the discussion. Our finances are sound. We focused on the Budget-to-Actuals Report with emphasis on income and expenses for the year to date.

Annual Meeting

Plans for the August 24 – 27 annual meeting in Oregon were discussed. A meet up at the Portland airport was arranged. Topics for discussion/decision were refined. Directors were asked to complete their review/comment on the planning document ASAP.

The annual Bylaws review will be a part of the meeting. A review/comment doc has been shared with the Directors.

Board Development Report

The elections are on schedule for June 23-25. (See addendum below)

Campaigns and Actions Report

The voter initiative is approaching ready. Contract refinements for tech aspects of the project are pending.

Netroots Reminder

Coffee Party has a table at the August 10 – 13 convention at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.

The official meeting adjourned at 8:37 pm ET. Conversation continued in a work session.

Respectfully submitted,

Jeanene Louden, Vice President

Coffee Party USA Board of Directors

Addendum to June Minutes

The Board Development Work Group presented two candidates for the 2017 Election: Jeanene Louden as Membership Development Director and Bobby Rodrigo for Technology (Director of Internet Infrastructure and Director of Security). The vote was presented by Charlotte Coyle in the Board of Directors Facebook page on June 4; there was some discussion and the official votes were tallied on June 10.

Jeanene was approved unanimously with 8 votes (she recused herself).

Bobby was approved unanimously with 8 votes (he recused himself).

The Board Development Work Group approved Debilyn Molineaux for Board appointment as Public Relations Director. Charlotte Coyle moved for the appointment on the Board of Directors Facebook page and Bobby Rodrigo seconded. The motion was approved unanimously with 8 votes on June 28. (Debilyn recused herself).

Respectfully submitted,

Charlotte Coyle, Secretary

Coffee Party Board Minutes May 9, 2017

by cvcoyle

Minutes for Coffee Party USA Board of Directors meeting May 9, 2017

Meeting was called to order at 8:05 pm ET when a quorum was established.

Present: Jeanene Louden, Heather Prabish, Kevin Watford, Charlotte Coyle, Vince Lamb, Egberto Willies, Bobby Rodrigo

Absent: Debilyn Molineaux, Tim Danahey

Directors checked in. Kevin Watford presided in the president’s absence.

April Minutes were approved.

The Financial Report was presented by Kevin Watford. Discussion about Budget and Actuals income for year to date.

Heather presented this Campaigns and Actions Work Group proposal:

Accept Campaigns and Actions proposal that Coffee Party subscribe to TurboVote and use this resource to encourage voting and offer information. Second by Charlotte

Vote: Approved. 6 Yeas and 3 Absent/Abstain

TurboVote should fit well with our Coffee Party mission and our agreed upon emphasis for the next several months. There was a suggestion to add the TurboVote subscription to next year’s budget.

Heather and Campaigns and Actions team offered another proposal:

Accept Campaigns and Actions’ VoterBuddy campaign as they continue to develop it before its official launch. Second by Vince

Vote: Approved. 7 Yeas and 2 Absent/Abstain (Egberto joined the meeting)

Bobby is developing a VoterBuddy page for the Coffee Party website.

There was discussion about the current health care bills making their way through Congress. Should Coffee Party USA offer an official statement? If so, what should we say? Bobby will craft a suggested statement and offer it to the Board of Directors Facebook page for discussion.

The meeting adjourned at 8:41 pm ET. Conversation continued in a working session.

Respectfully submitted,

Charlotte Coyle

Secretary, Coffee Party USA Board of Directors

Addendum May 19

On April 12, 2017, on the Board of Directors Facebook page, Vince Lamb presented the Partnerships Work Group formal Partnerships Agreement they have created.

The Board of Directors is asked to approve the agreement (as amended by Jeanene Louden) and send the draft to our attorney for further input. Bobby Rodrigo seconded.

On May 19, the proposal was approved with 8 Yeas and 1 Abstention. The Partnership Agreement was sent to the Coffee Party attorney.